Chiwetel Ejiofor

Submitted by on Oct 6, 2015

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Born: 10 July 1974, London, England

British actor, director and screenwriter of Nigerian origin. He was nominated for the award “Golden Globe», BAFTA Award and theater Laurence Olivier.

Chiwetel Ejiofor ( Chiwetel Ejiofor ) born July 10, 1974 in London, UK. His parents were born in Nigeria, and belonged to the Igbo ethnic group. Mother, Obyahulu Ejiofor (Obiajulu Ejiofor ), engaged in pharmaceuticals. Father of the actor, Arinze ( Ejiofor ), was a doctor, he died when he was eleven.

Chiwetel began to participate in school plays at age 13. He graduated from the London College Dulwich, then enrolled at LAMDA – London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. After graduating, he joined the troupe Ejiofor National Youth Theatre in London. He also played a major role in the production of “Othello” in September 1995 at the Theatre Bloomsbury, and in 1996 – in the Arts Theatre.

At the same time performance as Romeo brought the young actor nomination for the prestigious theater award Ian Charleson Awards.

On the Chiwetel first appeared in 1996, starring in the TV movie «Deadly flight» ( Deadly Voyage, 1996). Ejiofor debut in cinema took place a year later, he appeared in Steven Spielberg «Amistad» ( Amistad, 1997). This painting is based on real events and tells about the journey of African slaves who seized the ship slavers “Amistad”and are trying to return home. In the next few years Ejiofor starred in several obscure films and serials, and in 2002 received a big role in the film Stephen Frears «Dirty Pretty Things» ( Dirty Pretty Things, 2002). This film was nominated for several prestigious awards, including the”Oscar” award and the British and European Film Academy.

The work was unusually Chiwetel highly praised by critics. In particular, he was awarded BAFTA (British kinokademii) as the executor of the best male role.

In the television production of the play by William Shakespeare «Twelfth Night, or What You» ( Twelfth Night, or What You Will, 2003) Ejiofor played Orsino. In parallel, he played a major role in the Anglo-French film «Three blind mice» ( 3 Blind Mice, 2003) and appeared in one of the most popular films of 2003 – Christmas melodrama «Love Actually» ( Love Actually, 2003 ). Chiwetel partners on the set site steel Keira Knightley. Colin Firth. Bill Nighy. Liam Neeson. Emma Thompson. Alan Rickman and other known actors.

In 2004, Chiwetel Ejiofor with Monica Bellucci and Ellen Barkin starred in the comedy Spike Lee «< strong> She Hate Me »( She Hate Me, 2004) and Hilary Swank – in the drama Tom Hooper« Red dust »( Red Dust, 2004). He also starred in the film Woody Allen «Melinda and Melinda» ( Melinda and Melinda, 2004).

In 2000, the prize was awarded Chiwetel Jack Tinker. and in 2001 he was nominated for theater award named Olivier.

Each year, the actor starred in several films. In 2005, the screens out the picture «Blood for Blood» ( Four Brothers, 2005), «The mission of”Serenity”» ( Serenity , 2005), «Rage» ( Slow Burn, 2005) and «Freaky bots» ( Kinky Boots, 2005). Most movies Chiwetel played minor characters, and the title role in the comedy «Freaky bots» earned him a nomination for the “Golden Globe»

In 2006, Ejiofor with Clive Owen and Julianne Moore starred in the sci-fi thriller «Children of Men» ( Children of Men , 2006). In 2007, screens out crime drama «Gangster» ( American Gangster, 2007), where Chiwetel played with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

One of the most famous works of the actor today is the role of the geologist Adrian Helmsley in a disaster movie Roland Emmerich «2012» ( 2012, 2009). In 2010, Chiwetel Ejiofor starred with the Angelina Jolie in blokbastele «Salt» ( Salt, 2010).

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